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Dr. Susana Duncan

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York, NY
36 years experience

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

120 East 65th Street, New York, NY
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About

Bio

Visit my blog: drsusanaduncan.blogspot.com It has my bio, and various fascinating findings about things from Sushi to Botox See you there Susana G. Duncan, MD FABPM R

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Depends on your age: In an older person, there are few ways to tie all this together, the most likely is associated with changes in blood pressure and cardiac function.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Rest, heat: Muscle "stiffness" after exercise is due to metabolite build up. This occurs when the work the muscle does exceeds the rate of oxygen supplied. It occ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Yes and no: Hip fracture is usually treated with either pinning or a partial hip replacement (hemi arthroplasty) depending on where anatomically the fracture is a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Brain injury: In a very young child or infant, most likely due to cerebral palsy or syringomyelia; seen first in a teenager or young adult, head or spinal cord inju... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Get it seen by a doc: While it is highly unlikely, there are a few conditions affecting the region of the tail bone that are serious. You mention numbness and stiffness, wh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Baker's cyst: Your knee very likely has cartilage wear and has an effusion, or joint swelling. Some of the fluid from the knee joint can drain to the back of the kn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Leave it alone: A simple blister, that is one that is not in an area that is constantly under pressure, such as on the buttock, will gradually subside in size and beg... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Forgetfulness: In older people one may see difficulty finding the right word. This is normal aging. A more troublesome memory loss is losing short term memory, which... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not usually: If you have been confined to bed for a while, you may feel unsteady and a little "stiff" throughout. If you find you are stiff in one hip, however , i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not me: But i recognize the problem. Your one side is more developed muscularly than the other, and the weaker side is less able to support your spine, so you... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: Mestinon (pyridostigmine) helps to restore some of the strength you lose in myesthenia gravis. It inhibits the breakdown of the chemical your body mak... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not typical: In lyme disease, joint pain typically occurs first in one joint, then if not treated, can migrate to involve other joints, randomly. It is conceivabl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: Meuniere's disease means dizziness occasioned by insult, sometimes viral, to the delicate vestibular system in your inner ear. The sensation of the w... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Time: Tincture of time. As your body, in particular your nervous system adjusts to the absence of your medication and resets its thresholds so your muscle t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
TMJ muscle pain: Sometimes pain in the region of your temporomandibular joint is not in the joint, but a muscle spasm in the pterygoid or masseter muscles or your chee... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Yes to an extent: Si joint dysfunction is a term used to indicate pain in the joint. Pain due to inflammation or infection requires respectively, anti-inflammatory or ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
One to three months: In patient rehabilitation typically lasts four weeks. If the treatment is for a relapse or chronic relapsing then a longer stay will be recommended. ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
NO: You are diabetic and have cellulitis, which is an infection for which you are being treated by antibioitic. By rupturing the skin, which is what you d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Nature: Leg length difference is seen in congenital hip dysplasia (a problem of infancy), polio, scoliosis, congenital different sized left and right pelvis, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
That depends: First, most of the time one longer leg makes very little difference except when you buy pants! sometimes it can lead to muscle pain and imbalance. The... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Involuntary movement: Dystonia symptoms will vary with type you have. Most frequently there is cramping, or tightening of muscles after heavy use or during stress. Handwrit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Possibly: If you fell heavily onto your buttocks, you could easily have caused bruising and then stiffness in your back and hip region. It should ease up quickl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
More reps less weigh: To build strength rather than bulk, a muscle needs more reps, and less resistance. Do three sets of fifteen reps with weights that leave the muscle re... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
See your general doc: Not knowing your age, and in what order these problems began, it is not easy to tie them together into a syndrome or single disease or problem. Neck p... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Trigger points: Without further information and a clinical examination to confirm, a first pass is that you have posturally maintained "knots" forming in your upper b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Only the pain: Any extra load on an arthritic joint will exacerbate inflammation and pain; it will not necessarily over the term of pregnancy lead to further loss of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Varies: The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and restore function. This can be accomplished by oral non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents and physical th... Read More
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Can you walk?: There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care with... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Yes: If you are not a high risk pregnancy near term you can enjoy a pleasant massage just as safely as anyone else.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Risk of injury: To use a rapid acceleration when lifting weights puts the muscles and tendons used in the contraction at risk; and if very fierce, even the joint acro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
A matter of degree: Usually a muscle burns or feels "sore" after a good work out. If you experience stiffness, it usually occurs the following day and indicates you have ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metaboli... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
None: Not quite sure what you mean by muscle wall rigidity, muscles do not have "walls". They are made of bundles of muscle fibers and the bundles are encas... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not b... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: Not normal to have slipping and catching after undergoing chondroplasty. This proceedure is to clean up the bits of cartilage that catch and pop with ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
PMR affects muscles: Polymyalgia rheumatica presents as painful muscles, usually in your shoulders, upper arms and thighs. It is associated with a lab finding, elevated se... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Thoracic disc: Could be nerve root entrapment due to bulging disc; could be rib fracture, also gall stone possible. Unlikely in your age group, but make sure you get... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hard to say: If you have pain, there's a good chance the injury is where it hurts. You need to say what makes you feel you have an injury. Some are easily diagnose... Read More
A 78-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Make sure: Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat, so make quite sure that this is indeed what you have. Seek a second opinion. See a rheumatologist or a physiat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Are you addicted: Once you are in a rehab setting you will be medically monitored. If pain medication is necessary it will be administered by the staff there as long as... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Tendonitis: It sounds very much as though you have an early shoulder tendonitis, possibly of the biceps tendon, maybe of the rotator cuff. Have you been doing bic... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Usuall will resolve: Common facial spasms include rapid blinking, nose or mouth twitching. They may be due to an underling motor disorder or myopathy, but more commonly ar... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Muscle sprain: Given your other details, in particular being overweight and in your fifties, my strongest hunch is that you have a strained lumbar muscle. See a phys... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Infection likely: Lymph node involvement indicates an immune response; usually the presence of an infection. Some infections can enter a joint space, causing pain and ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: Arthritis is the loss of cartilage within a joint, sometimes leaving the bone quite bare. It can be painful and cause accumulation of abnormal amounts... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hot bath: When muscles are stiff they need to discharge the chemicals that build up during work. Heat, hot shower, hot bath encourages blood vessels to expand a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Yes: Any time you have numbness, something has happened to the sensory nerve carrying information to your brain. Very rarely it is due to damage in the bra... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Do you have fever: Where in your right side? It could be pneumonia, a rib fracture, a muscle pull.....Need more info. Sometimes a disc herniation in your thorax can do t... Read More

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Aug 26, 2012
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duncan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duncan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr.Duncan the Celluitis has already healed successfully and the blister popped on its own, I did cover it and kept it clean and put on gloves to apply neosporin and its all healed just a min...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will see my doctor in the week because the pain keeps me awake most the night, :-(
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Thank you very much fof your advice!! Uve hit the nail on the head re/what needs too be done...thnx again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1986MD

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